Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, speaks to lawmakers about same sex marriage legislation during a Senate Executive committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Senate is considering a measure that would remove a state prohibition on marriage between two people of the same gender. The bill passed out of committee and maybe headed to the Senate for a vote. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, speaks to lawmakers about same sex marriage legislation during a Senate Executive committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Senate is considering a measure that would remove a state prohibition on marriage between two people of the same gender. The bill passed out of committee and maybe headed to the Senate for a vote. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, speaks to lawmakers about same sex marriage legislation during a Senate Executive committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Senate is considering a measure that would remove a state prohibition on marriage between two people of the same gender. The bill passed out of committee and maybe headed to the Senate for a vote. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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